Aberdeen Women’s Centre

According to their website (see here):

Based in Freetown, Aberdeen Women’s Centre is Sierra Leone’s only specialised fistula repair hospital. It provides the only comprehensive fistula repair service in Sierra Leone and has the capacity to treat up to 300 fistula patients per year.

The Centre takes a holistic approach to the care of women and children and in 2010 opened its own maternity unit to provide the highest standards of maternal healthcare for the women of Sierra Leone.

More than 100 babies are safely delivered each month and the Centre has a training programme for local midwives which will contribute to the development of long-term, sustainable maternity care in the country.

In addition, the Aberdeen Women’s Centre runs an outpatient children’s clinic which treats more than 12,000 children each year, providing a primary care facility for children in the surrounding community aged 12 and under, including immunisations and health education.

The Aberdeen Women’s Centre is a self-contained facility and more than 90% of the staff are Sierra Leone nationals.  The Centre is supported by the Freedom From Fistula Foundation and The Gloag Foundation, as well as UNfPA.